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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.13M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

4,137

2014

4,182

2015

3,987

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
METHOTREXATE 518

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 444

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

PREDNISONE 305

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 202

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.